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    Date : 10th January 2017.

    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 10th January 2017.




    FX News Today

    European Fixed Income Outlook: The global stock rally started to fade in Asia with a stronger Yen and higher global yields weighing. The BoJ’s implicit tapering and the ECB’s reduced monthly purchase targets acted as a reminder that central bank support is slowly being phased out and Japanese indices headed south. The ASX 200 was also down, but Hang Seng and CSI 300 were underpinned, by data and as China’s central bank weakened its daily fixing on the yuan by the most since September. Yields continued to rise and the Japanese 10-year is up 1.9 bp and the 10-year Treasury yield up 1.7 bp, but South Korea is leading the way as safe haven flows are being reversed slowly. FTSE 100 futures as well as U.S. futures are heading south and against that background European stock markets are likely to retreat, and bonds are likely to remain under pressure ahead of supply from Italy and Germany today. The calendar has industrial production data out of France and the U.K. as well as U.K. trade numbers.

    FX Update: The dollar has traded steady-to-firmer, overall. EURUSD has remained heavy, meeting good selling interest above 1.1950, though so far remaining above yesterday’s 12-day low at 1.1915. Cable and AUDUSD have been seeing similar price actions, aided by the spike in U.S. Treasury yields over the last day, while the dialogue between North and South Korea has seen a rotation out of haven assets and currencies. USDJPY has declined for a second consecutive day, logging an eight-day low of 112.16. The move has been driven by broader yen gains, with EURJPY and AUDJPY, among other yen crosses, also down. Market participants have been continuing to digest the BoJ’s QE tapering announcement of yesterday, despite some market narratives downplaying the taping move has being little more than a baby step, with the central bank likely to remain committed to its YCC (yield curve control) policy in the face of the chronic undershooting of the inflation target.

    Main Macro Events Today

    UK Manufacturing Production – expected to rise to 0.3%m/m from 0.1%m/m and to fall to 2.8%y/y from 3.9%y/y. Industrial production expected to rise 0.5% m/m and 1.9% y/y.

    UK Goods Trade Balance

    Canadian Building Permits – Building permit values are expected to rise 1.0% m/m in November after the 3.5% gain in October.

    Crude Oil Inventories & US Imports – MBA mortgage market data is due, along with import prices seen +0.2% in December and export prices flat (median 0.3%). EIA energy inventory data are on deck as well.

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    Date : 11th January 2017.

    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 11th January 2017.




    FX News Today

    European Fixed Income Outlook: Asian stock markets are mostly slightly lower, yields are coming down after the sharp move higher in recent days and 10-year JGBs shed -1.1 bp while Treasury yields are down 2.0 bp at 2.537%. Global equity indices have reached levels that raised concerns of overheating, while a number of bond auctions added to the uptick in yields yesterday. But while Germany under-subscribed 10-year auction yesterday spooked investors, strong demand in the USD 20 bln 10-year Treasury auction helped to calm nerves and saw yields heading sound again. Losses on Asian stock markets meanwhile were modes. The Nikkei closed down -0.33%, U.S. futures are narrowly mixed and UK100 futures are moving higher and with the EUR holding below 1.20 against the Dollar, the GER30 may be able to recover somewhat after under-performing yesterday, as full year 2017 GDP estimates are likely to show very strong growth, while Bund futures are likely to open higher.

    FX Update: The dollar is firmer after China rebutted yesterday’s Bloomberg story alleging that it was pondering a reduction on U.S. Treasury purchases. USD-JPY broke a run of three consecutive declines, which printed a seven-week low at 111.27 yesterday, in recouping to the upper 111.0s. China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange said that the Bloomberg report was based on “false” information. The remark saw the yield on the 10-year T-note tick lower while giving the dollar a lift. The narrow trade-weighted USD index recovered to within a few pips of 92.47 after seeing a low of 91.92 yesterday. EUR-USD has ebbed back under 1.1950 after yesterday foraying above 1.2000 in the wake of the Bloomberg story. Market participants will now return focus on incoming fundamental leads while continuing to digest this week’s BoJ tapering of its QE program.

    Main Macro Events Today

    BOE Credit Conditions Survey

    ECB Monetary Policy Meeting Accounts

    Canadian NHPI – November new home price index expected at 0.2%m/m from 0.1% m/m.

    US PPI & Unemployment claims – Headline PPI may dip 0.2% in December vs 0.4%, while core is expected at 0.2% vs 0.3%. Initial jobless claims are projected to drop 5k to 245k for the January 5 week.

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    Date : 15th January 2017.

    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 15th January 2017.




    Main Macro Events This Week

    Wall Street soared to record highs again last Friday and outperformed most global indices. The bullish impacts of U.S. tax reform and deregulation have manifested in signs of stronger growth and have led to expectations for improved earnings. The momentum has helped boost European and Asian shares as well.

    United States: U.S. markets are closed Monday for the Martin Luther King holiday. The hefty rally on Wall Street has helped lead global markets higher so far in 2018. While there’s plenty of unease to go around at these lofty levels, the underlying optimism suggested by earnings expectations, the bullish momentum, and the forecasts for sustained economic growth ahead suggest the rally can be extended. Earnings should be the guiding force in the markets this week, with some impact from economic data. The spending bill will be monitored ahead of a partial government shutdown on Friday as the spending bill runs out. Deal making could get contentious, particularly after President Trump remains at odds with the Democrats on “Wall” funding, while the kerfuffle over the President’s language last week add to the divisive environment.

    This week, Manufacturing and production data headline the economic calendar. The January Empire State manufacturing index (Tuesday) should rise 1 point to 19 after falling 1.4 points to 18.0 in December. Industrial production for December (Wednesday) is expected to rise 0.4% after the 0.2% November gain, to bring capacity utilization up to 77.2% from 77.1%. The Philly Fed index (Thursday) should fall to 25.0 in January from the upwardly revised 27.9 in December. The NAHB homebuilder sentiment index is due Wednesday. Housing starts (Thursday) should fall to a 1.275 mln pace in December after November’s 3.3% surge to 1.297 mln. Preliminary January consumer sentiment (Friday) is expected to rise to 97.0 after the index slid 0.8 points to 95.9 in December, supported by the bull run in equities and the passage of the tax bill.

    Canada: The BoC is in the spotlight this week, with Wednesday’s announcement expected to reveal a 25 basis point (bp) rate hike to 1.25%. The Monetary Policy Report, also due Wednesday, should reveal a still cautiously upbeat growth outlook that is consistent with a gradual normalization path. The data slate is thin, leaving the focus firmly on the Bank of Canada: December existing home sales are expected Monday, while November manufacturing is due Friday. The manufacturing shipment values expected to rise 1.0% m/m after the 0.4% dip in October.

    Europe: After Draghi failed to deliver the expected tweak in the forward guidance in December, the minutes from the meeting reminded investors that “postponed” is not “canceled” and that the ECB is still on the way to phase out net asset purchases after the end of the current program in September. However, gradualism remains the order of the day and this week’s data releases could help the markets settle down further, with final HICP readings for the Eurozone coming with a slight risk to the downside after downward revisions to Spanish and French readings. ECB speakers include Weidmann and Nowotny and are likely to come in on the hawkish side, however, so a balanced picture. Meanwhile political risks seem to be receding somewhat with Germany finally heading for a functioning government after Merkel reached a preliminary agreement with the Social Democrats in the exploratory talks for a rerun of the grand coalition, although the SPD’s party conference still has to clear the talks.

    The European calendar focuses on the remaining final inflation numbers for December. We are looking for German HICP (Tuesday) to be confirmed at 1.6% y/y and the Italian HICP (Tuesday) at 1.0%, which should leave the overall Eurozone CPI reading at 1.4% y/y unchanged from the preliminary number and down from November. European calendar has also has November PPI data for November, seen falling back to 2.3% y/y, from 2.5% y/y. The Eurozone schedule includes November trade as well as current account data and supply also continues to flood in with Spain and France auctioning bonds on Thursday and Germany selling 30 year Bunds on Wednesday.

    UK: The week ahead brings some key data releases, highlighted by December inflation and retail sales data. Brexit-related developments of significance have been in short supply so far in the new year, but are likely to pick up. Talks between the UK and EU on a transition deal are due to start presently, although negotiations on a future trading relationship with the EU are not due to begin until March. As for this week’s data calendar, UK CPI for December (Tuesday) expected to have a moderation to 3.0% y/y after November’s 3.1% y/y clip, an outcome which would square with BoE projections. December retail sales are also due (Friday), where a decline is expected of 0.8% m/m, which would correct some of the 1.1% m/m gain that was seen in November. Overall, data in-line with expectations shouldn’t cast much bearing on sterling markets.

    Japanecember PPI (Tuesday) is penciled in at a 3.1% y/y pace, slightly slower than the 3.5% previously. The November tertiary index (Tuesday) is forecast rising 0.5% from the prior 0.3% bounce after slipping slightly in August (-0.1%) and September (-0.2%). November core machine orders (Wednesday) should fall 2.0% m/m from the 5.0% increase in October. The index has bounced around on a monthly basis but posted a 3.9% 3-month change in October, and is up 2.3% y/y. However, there’s risk of a deeper slide in November given the firmer yen. Revised November industrial production is due Thursday. Production posted a 0.6% gain initially, for a second straight monthly gain (0.5% in October).

    China: December industrial production (Thursday) is forecast to rise 6.1% y/y, unchanged from November. December retail sales are anticipated to have risen 10.3% y/y from 10.2%, while December fixed investment is seen up 7.0% y/y from 7.2%.

    Australia: Housing investment (Wednesday) is seen rising 1.0% in November after the 0.6% dip in October. Employment (Friday) is expected to expand 25.0k in December after the 61.6k bounce in November. The unemployment rate is projected to hold steady at 5.4%. Meanwhile, the Reserve Bank of Australia’s has another clean slate this week. Indeed, the Bank’s event schedule is empty until the policy meeting on February 6, where no change to the current 1.50% setting for the cash rate,is expected.

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    Date : 16th January 2017.

    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 16th January 2017.




    FX News Today

    European Fixed Income Outlook:Stock markets moved higher in Asia overnight after shrugging off early losses, U.S. futures are also moving higher, but European markets are likely to continue to struggle with the weak USD. The EUR in particular has been pushed higher as markets run away with rate hike fears after last week’s ECB minutes, ignoring the hint that any change in the forward guidance will focus on net asset purchases, rather than the sequencing of exit steps, i.e. interest rates, which are still not expected to end until well after net asset purchases have been halted. Yields moved higher in Europe yesterday and stock markets struggled. Today’s focus will be on final inflation readings out of the Eurozone, but primarily key U.K. inflation data and a dip in the headline CPI rate is expected to 3.0% from 3.1% y/y in the previous month.

    FX Update: USDJPY has lifted to the upper 110.0s after opening in Tokyo just under 110.50. There were some remarks of disquiet about yen strength from both finance minister, Aso, and the economy minister, Motegi, which followed a six consecutive session run lower in USDJPY that yesterday left a four-month low at 110.33. Japanese December PPI also came in a smidgeon shy of expectations, at 3.1% y/y, while another USDJPY supporting influence is a large USDJPY option structure with a 111.20 strike which is due to expire at the New York cut today. USDJPY posted an intra-day peak at 110.98. Resistance at 111.05-7, and support is at 110.29-30.


    Main Macro Events Today

    UK PPI- December PPI is penciled in at a 0.5% y/y, slower than the 1.8% previously.

    UK CPI- A moderation is expected to 3.0% y/y after November’s 3.1% y/y clip, an outcome which would square with BoE projections.

    US Empire State Manufacturing Index – The January Empire State manufacturing index should rise 1 point to 19 after falling 1.4 points to 18.0 in December.

    SNB Chairman Jordan Speech.


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    Date : 17th January 2017.

    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 17th January 2017.




    FX News Today

    European Fixed Income Outlook: Stock markets declined in Asia overnight in the wake of a correction on Wall Street Tuesday after the dollar recovered. The Nikkei closed down -0.35% the Hand Seng is down -0.16%. FTSE 100 futures are also in the red, but U.S. futures are slightly higher. 10-year yields picked up in the U.S. and Japan. Stock indices remain at high levels but recent advances have triggered warnings of overheating as focus turns to the earnings season and central banks. Today’s calendar has the final reading of Eurozone HICP inflation, which is expected to confirm the headline rate at 1.4% y/y and core at 0.9% y/y, adding to the arguments of the doves at the ECB who are still reluctant to confirm to a final end date for QE just yet.

    FX Update: EURUSD bottomed at 1.2196 early in the N.Y. session yesterday, before making its way to 1.2248 highs into the London close. The euro dropped sharply on political concerns in Germany, with some SPD factions reportedly uncertain, or in outright rejection, of proposals to form a grand coalition. This rattled EURUSD and euro crosses, which had been aggressively bid up in recent sessions. Potential for further fallout in Germany may keep euro bulls sidelined for the time being. Meanwhile, ECB speeches also put some pressure on the Euro. ECB hawk Weidmann suggests rate hike won’t come before 2019. The Bundesbank President once again stressed his preference to end net asset purchases this year, but at the same time repeated his effort to play down the risk of a rate hike already this year, which flared up after the release of the minutes. ECB Vice President Constancio eyes sudden movements in EUR. At the same time he, in line with other council members, tried to play down the implications of the minutes from the last meeting saying that even if the council sees the need for a gradual adjustment in the forward guidance “if the economy continues to grow and inflation continues to move” towards target, “this does not mean that changes will be immediate”. Constancio stressed that the ECB is not changing the path of its monetary policy, and that monetary policy will remain very accommodative for a long time.

    Main Macro Events Today

    Eurozone CPI – is forecast to remain unchanged at 1.4%y/y, while core is set to fall 0.9%y/y vs 1.1%y/y .

    US Industrial Production – expected to rise 0.4% after the 0.2% November gain, to bring capacity utilization up to 77.2% from 77.1%

    BoC Monetary Policy Report – A 25 bp hike to 1.25% is expected today. The Monetary Policy Report, should reveal a still cautiously upbeat growth outlook that is consistent with a gradual normalization path. Labour market slack and uncertainty kept the Bank of Canada (BoC) from implementing further rate hikes in October and December of last year. But recent economic reports suggest labour market slack has seen significant unwinding. Of course, uncertainties remain elevated, notably on the outlook for NAFTA.

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    Date : 18th January 2017.

    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 18th January 2017.




    FX News Today

    European Fixed Income Outlook: Asian stock markets traded mixed overnight, with Nikkei and ASX 200 closing in the red, while Chinese shares rallied ahead of key data releases including GDP numbers. FTSE 100 and U.S. stock futures are narrowly mixed, while 10-year JGB and Treasury yields slightly lower on the day, South Korea bonds rallied after the BoK held rates steady and warned of overheating in cryptocurrency markets. EGB yields moved marginally higher on Thursday, with Bunds outperforming after ECB officials tried to calm tightening concerns and keep a lid on the euro. Still, that the ECB is on the way to phase out net asset purchases this year is pretty clear, with the only question whether there will be an abrupt end in October, as the hawks are suggesting, or a gradual taper in Q4. Released overnight, U.K. RICS house price data came in stronger than expected. There are no other key data releases scheduled leaving the focus on the Bundesbank/IMF conference with speakers including Weidmann and Coeure, as well as French and Spanish bond auctions.

    FX Update: The dollar edged out fresh recovery highs versus the euro and other currencies. EURUSD logged a four-session low of 1.2165 before recouping to around 1.2200. The move reflected a dollar dynamic, with EURJPY and other euro crosses having held relatively steady today, even though the airing of concerns about the common currency’s ascent by some ECB officials, along with concerns on the German political front, helped catalysed the correction from 37-month highs in EURUSD. USDJPY lifted to a four-session high of 111.48 in Tokyo today, extending the recovery from Wednesday’s four-month low at 110.19. The recovery broke a run of seven consecutive down . Good selling interest into 111.50 capped the advance, however. Equity markets also turned mixed-to-lower in Asia, despite Wall Street ascending to fresh highs, having been lifted by earnings and Apple’s announcement on a large cash repatriation. Elsewhere, USD-CAD has settled at near net unchanged levels relative to levels that were prevailing just ahead of yesterday’s BoC rate hike (which met expectations while be accompanied with cautious guidance). Sterling is the strongest currency on the day, posting a near 0.5% average gain versus the dollar, euro and yen in post-London close trading. Remarks from BoE MPC member Sauders warning that pay growth will accelerate in the UK during 2018 and that unemployment may drop to multi-decade lows under 4.0%, gave Hey Majesty’s currency a boost, reportedly encouraging interbank and near-term speculative accounts to run at sell stops in EUR-GBP.

    Main Macro Events Today

    US Housing Starts & Building Permits – Housing starts should fall to a 1.275 mln pace in December after November’s 3.3% surge to 1.297 mln, while Building permits expected at 1.290M from 1.298M seen on November.

    US Jobless Claims – Unemployment claims is seen slightly lower at 250K than 261K last week.

    US Crude Oil Inventories

    Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Survey – The Philly Fed index should fall to 25.0 in January from the upwardly revised 27.9 in December. The reading was at 24.1 a year ago, and was as high as 36.4 in 2011.

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    Date : 19th January 2017.

    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 19th January 2017.




    FX News Today

    European Fixed Income Outlook: Asian stock markets moved mostly higher led by industrial and tech stocks and the Treasury yields climbed as investors nervously eye the risk of a U.S. government shutdown, as the federal spending authority is set to expire today, which weighed on the dollar. The Yen advanced, but the Nikkei still managed a 0.19% gain and the CSI 300 is up 0.50%. FTSE 100 futures are fractionally higher, U.S. futures marginally in the red. Core EGB yields climbed with Treasury yields yesterday, but peripherals outperformed and Eurozone spreads narrowed amid signs that the ECB remains very cautious in its approach to changes in the guidance, even as hawks slowly gain the upper hand. Today’s calendar has U.K. retail sales and Eurozone current account and BoP data after PPI numbers at the start of the session.

    FX Update: The dollar has traded softer on U.S. political concerns, though has remained above recent trend lows versus the yen, euro and most other currencies. The narrow trade-weighted USD index (DXY) is down 0.2%, making a low at 90.33 and swinging the 37-month low of Wednesday at 90.14 back into scope. The House of Reps passed the stopgap funding bill yesterday, and the vote now goes to the Senate, which has delayed its vote until later today and where there remains significant opposition to the bill. Republicans have been making amendments to the bill in an attempt to entice Democrat votes, but Democrats signalled that they have enough Senate opposition to stop the bill, which does not give sufficient concessions to them on immigration, government spending and other issues. According to the Washington Post, 39 Democrat and at least two GOP Senate members are known to be in opposition, leaving the bill short of the 60 votes needed to advance. This will be the dominant focus for markets today for market participants. Should the vote fail, government agencies will start shutting down from tomorrow — a scenario that would likely spark heavy dollar selling.

    Main Macro Events Today

    US Partial Government Shutdown

    Swiss Product and Import Prices – should fall to a 0.4% in December after November’s 0.6%.

    US Retail Sales – December retail sales expected to show a decline of 0.8% m/m (median -0.6% m/m), which would correct some of the 1.1% m/m gain that was seen in November.

    Canadian Manufacturing Sales – manufacturing shipment values expected to rise 1.9% m/m after the 0.4% dip in October.

    Prelim UoM Consumer Sentiment – expected to rise to 97.0 after the index slid 0.8 points to 95.9 in December, supported by the bull run in equities and the passage of the tax bill.

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    Date : 22nd January 2017.

    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 22nd January 2017.




    FX News Today

    The immediate focus will be on the U.S. government which went on partial shutdown in the wee hours on Saturday as the Senate failed to pass a continuing resolution. Critical government services will remain open, though many will work without pay. And if the standoff lasts into Monday, thousands of workers will be furloughed. This situation is nothing new, with the last occurrence in 2013, and there’s no significant impact on the economy. Once past the shutdown hoopla, focus will return to a series of central bank meetings with the BoJ and ECB.

    United States: In the U.S. the first FOMC meeting of 2018 is on the horizon, January 30, 31, but no changes are expected. This will be the last meeting chaired by Ms. Yellen, while it will include the new voting rotation with Williams, Mester, Bostic, and Barkin. Meanwhile, we’re still waiting for the Senate to confirm Jay Powell as the new Fed chairman. Meanwhile, the economic calendar includes a number of releases, headlined by the Advance Q4 GDP report and durable orders at the end of the week, along with housing stats. The slate kicks off with an update on the Chicago Fed national activity index (Monday), followed by the Richmond Fed index (Tuesday). MBA mortgage applications are due (Wednesday), along with FHFA home prices, Markit PMIs and December existing home sales. Advanced goods trade deficit is forecast to narrow to -$69 bln in December (Thursday) from -$70 bln, while initial jobless claims are set to rebound 15k to 235k from 45-year lows of 220k for the January 20th week. New home sales are expected to ease 12.7% to a 640k pace in December from 733k highs (+17.5%) in November (Thursday) and leading indicators are on tap to rise 0.2% in December from 0.4% in November. The week rounds out with advance Q4 GDP (Friday) set to increase 2.8%, a tad slower than 3.2% in Q3.

    Canada: the calendar is highlighted by the December CPI, but we also receive the final reports that inform the November GDP estimate. Wholesale trade begins the week (Monday), with an 1.0% gain expected for November shipment values following the 1.5% rise in October. Retail sales (Thursday) are expected to grow 1.2% in value terms during November after the 1.5% increase in October. The CPI (Friday) is projected to slow to a 1.9% y/y pace in December from 2.1% in November. November average weekly earnings (Thursday) are expected to edge 0.1% higher (m/m, sa) after the 0.1% dip in October. The January CFIB Business Barometer Survey of small and medium business sentiment is scheduled for release on Thursday.

    Europe: The ECB meeting is the big event risk for this week. Speculation of a major shift in guidance has been running high since the release of the minutes and clearly the hawks at the council have been more vocal in the run up to the meeting. Still, Vice President Constancio stressed that while officials agreed that the guidance will have to change ahead of the end of the current QE program, he also stressed that this doesn’t have to happen immediately. And with officials fretting about the recent EUR strength, only small language changes and no firm commitment to the end of net asset purchases, is expected. Still, it is clear that the ECB is on the way to phase out net asset purchases in the last quarter of this year, either in gradual steps, as the doves will favor, or by just stopping purchases from October onwards. Data releases, meanwhile, focus on an almost full round of confidence numbers, with PMI readings and German ZEW and Ifo surveys ion tap.

    UK: The calendar this week brings monthly government borrowing data (Tuesday), the January CBI surveys on industrial trends and distributive sales (due Tuesday and Friday, respectively), the monthly labour market report (Wednesday), and the second estimate for Q4 GDP (Friday).

    Japan: The BoJ announces its decision (Tuesday), and no change in rates or the policy stance is expected, despite the minor tweak to bond purchases made on January 9 when the Bank trimmed its purchases of longer dated JGBs. The markets may have gotten ahead of the BoJ’s timeline in terms of discussing normalization. As for data, the November all-industry index (Tuesday) is penciled in rising 0.8% on the month after the 0.3% October gain. The December trade report (Wednesday) should reveal a widening of the surplus to JPY 600.0 bln from 112.2 bln previously. December national CPI (Friday) should show the overall index rising to a 1.0% y/y pace from 0.6% previously, with the core reading at 1.0% y/y, from 0.9%. Tokyo January CPI (Friday) is expected unchanged at 1.0% y/y overall, and steady at 0.8% y/y on a core basis. December services PPI (Friday) will likely be unchanged at 0.8%

    Australia: The calendar is empty of top tier economic data and Reserve Bank of Australia events. The Bank’s event schedule is empty until the policy meeting on February 6. The calendar is empty of top tier economic data and Reserve Bank of Australia events. The Bank’s event schedule is empty until the policy meeting on February 6.

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    Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.

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    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 23rd January 2017.




    FX News Today

    European Fixed Income Outlook: Bund yields quickly started to head south in early trade, amid a wider correction in 10-year yields across the U.S. Japan, China, Australia. The 10 year Bund yield is now down -0.2 bp at 0.561%, despite gains in European and U.S. stock futures, after equities rallied in Asia, on news that the U.S. government shutdown is ended and amid optimism about corporate earnings. The BoJ left policy unchanged, but sounded cautiously optimistic on inflation. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index reached headed for fresh record highs, despite warnings of overheating as the IMF’s economic outlook confirmed that growth is already starting to slow down from high levels. Today’s local calendar has German ZEW investor confidence as well as U.K. public finance data and the U.K. CBI industrial trends survey. Preliminary eurozone consumer confidence will be published in the afternoon.

    FX Update: BoJ’s Kuroda sounded dovish at his post-meeting press conference. He said that the central bank will remain strongly committed to monetary easing, including QQE, until the 2% inflation target has been reached, which remains “far” from the case. He said that the BoJ remains committed to yield curve control and, downplaying the January-9 announcement of a trimming in long-dated JGB purchases, said that day-to-day operations are not an indication of future monetary policy. The yen declined by about 30 pips versus the dollar, and traded lower versus other currencies, in the wake of Kuroda’s remarks. Meanwhile, EURUSD bottomed at 1.2225 as news reports indicated there were enough Senate votes to pass spending legislation, ending the government shutdown. Senate has advanced a temporary spending bill in an 81-18 vote. This will refund the government thrugh February 8. The Senate still needs to vote on final passage of the CR, and then send it back to the House for its OK, which will be passed, according to leadership.

    Main Macro Events Today

    WEF Annual Meetings

    UK Public Sector Net Borrowing – should fall to £4.400B in December after November’s £8.118B.

    German ZEW Economic Sentiment – expected to stabilise at 18.0 after falling to 17.4 in December underpinned by confidence in the global economy.

    EU Consumer Confidence – preliminary Confidence expected to rise at 0.6 for January than 0.5 seen last month.

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    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 24th January 2017.




    FX News Today

    European Fixed Income Outlook: Asian stock markets mixed, with Japan under-performing and the Nikkei down -0.76%, while Chinese stocks moved sys and the ASX 200 rose 0.29%. A stronger yen and profit taking after the Japanese shares reached their highest level since 1991 on Tuesday weighed on Nikkei and Topix U.S. stock futures are narrowly mixed after a strong session yesterday that was bolstered by the earnings season. The UK100 future is in the red. 10-year JGB yields are up 1.3 bp, 10-year Treasury yields up 0.6 bp, amid concerns about a widening trade deficit in the U.S. Oil prices held near the highest since December 2014. A more cautious mood then in markets as the focus in Europe shifts to the ECB meeting tomorrow. Today’s calendar includes preliminary Eurozone PMI readings as well as U.K. labour market data.

    FX Update: The dollar has come under fresh pressure. The narrow trade-weighted USD index (DXY) traded at fresh three-year lows, logging a nadir at 89.83 and bringing cumulative loss on the year so far to 13%. EURUSD logged a 37-month high of 1.2335, while USDJPY traded below 110.00 for the first time since last September, posting a low at 109.80. Cable forayed further into post-Brexit vote high territory, seeing a peak at 1.4049. NZDUSD posted a new trend high, while AUDUSD came within a whisker of doing so. In the U.S, Jerome Powell was confirmed by a Senate vote as the new Fed chairman, from February 3, and, being a policy moderate by reputation, is expected to maintain Yellen’s gradualist approach to tightening. Japanese data today included a strong export figure in December trade data and a four-year high in the preliminary manufacturing PMI survey, of 54.4 — adding to the global growth narrative, although the stock market rally has sputtered somewhat in Asia. We advise trend following with regard to the dollar.

    Main Macro Events Today

    German Markit PMI – is seen falling back slightly to 63.0 from 63.3 and the services reading to 55.6 from 55.8, leaving the composite at a still very high 58.6, and just slightly lower than the 58.9 in December.

    EU Manufacturing PMI – is seen falling back slightly to 60.3 from 60.6 and the services reading to 56.4 from 56.6, leaving the composite at a still very high 57.9, and just slightly lower than the 58.1 in December.

    UK Earnings and Unemployment Data – an unchanged unemployment rate of 4.3% in the official ILO November reading is expected, with average household incomes expected to rise 2.5% y/y in the three months to November.

    US Existing Home Sales- December existing home sales seen slipping back 3.6% to 5.72 mln from November highs of 5.81 mln

    US Crude Oil Inventories

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